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Ursa Minor - Rising Tide Brewing Company

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87
very good

116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 6
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Rising Tide Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dark as squid ink and moody as the sea, Ursa Minor is our take on a winter wheat beer. Starting with a German wheat-beer yeast and a base of malted wheat, we added a blend of dark crystal and roasted malts to create a wheat stout. Redolent of dark fruit, weizen yeast esters, and roasted barley, Ursa Minor is perfect for an icy winter’s eve.

(Beer added by: dciBA on 12-18-2010)
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PressFastF0rward

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

06-27-2014 20:00:58 | More by PressFastF0rward
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Urs

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-07-2014 00:43:18 | More by Urs
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Pleasure

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-06-2014 02:53:59 | More by Pleasure
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pisano

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -16%

05-05-2014 13:22:55 | More by pisano
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-21-2014 13:46:08 | More by Celtics76
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CSeavey64

Maine

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-04-2014 01:15:11 | More by CSeavey64
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jgammoniv

Maine

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-27-2014 14:12:49 | More by jgammoniv
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Inglewood

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-26-2014 19:15:40 | More by Inglewood
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

02-02-2014 19:16:46 | More by Janeinma
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-16-2014 00:44:20 | More by mattmarka1
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tut2528

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-05-2014 18:59:50 | More by tut2528
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TrojanRB

California

3.25/5  rDev -16%

12-25-2013 01:30:42 | More by TrojanRB
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Bjlps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-03-2013 23:00:26 | More by Bjlps
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cburns48

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-30-2013 23:31:56 | More by cburns48
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-27-2013 14:48:55 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Dbrag

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-25-2013 04:38:48 | More by Dbrag
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.5%

11-19-2013 00:27:33 | More by bostonryan
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -2.1%

22 oz bottle - lable is stamped 111 BORN110512 . so I guess this is almost a year old bottle.

appears opaque black, with ruby highlights in the corners of the glass. thick tan colored head that leaves great lacing. big roasty and earthy aroma, a little fruitiness too, must be the yeast. taste is a nice balance between acidic roastiness and slightly sweet malt. dry aftertaste. thicker body, but higher carbonation than expected.

overall a nice unique beer. I definitely see the German Wheat Ale influence.

10-30-2013 02:43:17 | More by jmdrpi
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

10-23-2013 19:53:17 | More by PatGreer
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

Had on Nitro at the brewery.

A - Poured a nice black brown 2 fingers of fine dense tan head, thick lacing
S - Rich toasted caramel and chocolate malt, some nice smokiness, then some wheat and a little spice underneath
T - Creamy roasty flavor, good toasted malt some chocolates, some dark wheat, a touch of coffee and smokiness.
M - Creamy texture very smooth
O - More on the chocolate side of things not a whole lot of wheat, but a decent mix of styles.

10-18-2013 02:00:26 | More by Omnium
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-01-2013 21:07:35 | More by ZEB89
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davey101

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Born 09/24/12. 22 oz bomber into an over sized wine glass. Thanks to BobZ for sending me home with this one!

Pours an inky black body with two fingers worth of the mocha stuff. Really sticks around for a long time with decent lacing and retention. The aroma is less "German Yeast" than I thought it would be. Loads of bakers chocolate and dry cocoa powder. Has a subtle oaty/wheaty maltiness going on. Sweet vanilla and a touch of dark fruits and roast, but for me this is just a chocolate bomb. Taste follows the nose with huge chocolate notes with faded yet pleasant roast and dark fruits. Light coffee, vanilla and anise. I know this is a lower abv stout, but the mouth feel is lacking a bit. Its just a bit too prickly and a bit too thin. Overall this was a really nice stout that could use a bit more body, but otherwise I enjoyed it. It has an especially awesome nose.

07-30-2013 20:10:19 | More by davey101
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

A-dark brown color with a decent tan head and good lacing

S-coffee, chocolate, toffee, dark fruit, roasted malt

T-chocolate, coffee, dark roasted malt, little molasses, slight bitterness to the finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy

O-interesting stout, good flavor, would be interesting to try an imperial version of this

07-28-2013 23:11:36 | More by MDDMD
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-20-2013 23:55:10 | More by nmann08
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-02-2013 12:09:00 | More by mklisz
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Ursa Minor from Rising Tide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.